State Management on Energy Efficiency and Conservation
Policy measure

According to APERC (2010), "the Vietnamese Government (Ministry of Industry and Trade - MOIT) released in 2005 the National Strategic Program on Energy Savings and Effective Use (Vietnam National Energy Efficiency Program, VNEEP) for the period 2006–2015. The VNEEP calls for coordinated efforts for improving energy efficiency, reducing energy losses, and implementing extensive measures for conservation of energy."

The VNEEP framework consists of six components focusing on the entire field of energy efficiency with specific actions, including 11 large projects for promoting energy efficiency. Overall the programme aims "to reach a certain target of energy saving, which will result in lower investment requirements for the energy supply system and social economic benefits. At the same time, it will contribute to environmental protection and rational extraction of energy resources, moving towards social and economic sustainable development." (APERC, 2010)

Under Component 1 State Management on Energy Efficiency and Conservation, Project 1 aims to complete the legislative framework on EE&C in industrial production, construction site management, domestic activities, and energy consumed equipment. (APERC, 2010) 


During 2007-2008, the following results were achieved (APERC, 2010):

  • "Completed the draft Law on Energy Conservation and Efficient Use.

  • Issued Joint Circular No. 142/2007/TTLT/BTC-BCT of 30 November 2007, guiding the management and use of non-business funds for the implementation of the target program on economical and efficient use of energy.

  • Directed and guided all localities to carry out the energy efficiency activities.

  • Set-up the EE&C Centres in Hanoi and Tien Giang to coordinate program activities in the whole economy.

  • Organised workshops, seminars, and training on energy efficiency laws, policies, institutional issues, and technology and solutions.

  • Developed VNEEP websites:

  • Published the leaflets, handbooks, and technical guidelines on energy efficiency."

No identified challenges.

No specific outcomes for Project 2 have been identified.

The programme’s energy savings target was 3 percent to 5 percent of total national energy consumption in the period 2006 – 2010; and 5 percent to 8 percent of total national energy consumption in the period 2011 – 2015.


APERC (Asia-Pacific Energy Research Center), 2010. Compendium of Energy Efficiency Policies of APEC Economies - Viet Nam. Tokyo. Available at: